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Holloway Arts Festival with John Hegley's 'Animal Alphaboating for All'




nominated by: Katy Baird

Date: 03 June 2012, 08:00

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John Hegley is a man of many talents and experiences. As a comic and front man for the Popticians in the eighties he recorded two sessions for John Peel. As a poet he has been a frequent performer of his words, sung and spoken, on both local and national radio.
Hegley has produced ten books of verse and prose as well as CDs. He has also been a presenter on the radio and TV including a guest on programs such as Wogan and Nevermind the Buzzcocks. As a regular at the Edinburgh Festival, Hegley is noted for his exploration of diverse topics as dog hair, potatoes, handkerchieves and the misery of human existence. His songs have titles such as 'I saw my dinner on the TV'.
Hegley was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts from what is now the University of Bedfordshire in recognition of his unique contribution to the performing arts.

Contact Information

name: katy Baird
phone: 07975758756
email: katyb@therowanartsproject.com
website: http://www.hollowayartsfestival.co.uk/HAF_home

venue: Platform Arts Centre
Platform Arts Centre
Hornsey Road Baths
260 Hornsey Road
N7 7QT



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